Castle Rock Water is more than water
Lauren Moore, CWP, is a Water Resource Program Analyst for Castle Rock Water. Her chemistry and environmental sciences education, along with experience in water quality testing and regulation knowledge, makes her the perfect person to determine when one of Castle Rock’s 70 plus wells need rehabilitation. She doesn’t wait for efficiency to dwindle, but evaluates the rate of pumping, age of wells, maintenance issues, water quality variations and water level changes. Along with these calculations, cameras are used to scope the wells, some as deep as 2,300 feet. Other than general wear and tear, a usual culprit causing deterioration is iron bacteria. Sometimes a simple cleaning is warranted, but extending the life expectancy of these wells beyond the typical 40 to 50 years also involves the replacement of pumps, bits and parts. With each new well exceeding $1 million in cost, rehabilitation is an efficient way to keep replacement costs and customer rates down.